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Reasons Why Cryptocurrency Traders Should Take Dogecoin Seriously

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The cryptocurrency market has become a happy hunting ground for millions of traders spread across the globe nowadays. Along with the decentralized method of payment and transaction of these currencies, the vast number of available currencies is also grabbing the attention of several investors around the world. Under the circumstances, the competition to achieve a decent market capitalization and coin price is becoming increasingly difficult for the relatively newer coins.

Among the eighteen hundred currencies currently available in the market, there are very few currencies that exhibit considerable stability amidst market turmoil. Dogecoin certainly belongs to the group of such digital currencies. While the most popular cryptocurrency Bitcoin is going through severe ups and downs within a matter of weeks or even days, the price of Dogecoin seems to remain almost entirely unaffected.

Although Dogecoin started its journey as a “joke”, the distinct features of this coin and its gradual technical developments have helped Dogecoin to acquire a commendable market capitalization (Approximately $340 Million on 29th March 2018). In 2017, an article of Dogecoin was published in the renowned newspaper The New York Times. The article consisted of severe animadversion of this cryptocurrency and vindication of the fact that Dogecoin was indeed a “joke” even after spending more than three years in the market.

Here, a few aspects of this currency would be discussed highlighting the fact why it is not really a mere “joke” and why investors should take this currency seriously.

The Bitcoin Myth:    

Dogecoin was developed by a developer residing in Portland, Oregon named Billy Markus. The initial purpose of developing this coin is to reach a broader demographic than Bitcoin and distancing it from the controversial histories other cryptocurrencies. In the recent article published in The New York Times, Dogecoin was vilified as a half-baked concept tailor-made for inexperienced and gullible traders. It was also mentioned unequivocally that Dogecoin’s logo is an insignificant emulation of Bitcoin with a dog’s picture.

In a recent interview, Ross Nicoll, the head architect behind this cryptocurrency debunked this very popular Bitcoin myth with considerable proof. According to his statement, Dogecoin is constantly undergoing updates and developments to improve its blockchain system and to implement new features. The imminent introduction of the Doge-Ethereum bridge project was also mentioned which would allow this cryptocurrency to make the most of Ethereum’s smart contract.

Also, one of the obvious facts that debunk this myth is the technology of Dogecoin. Unlike many other currencies, Dogecoin’s blockchain is completely independent of Bitcoin. This digital currency actually is a lot faster than Bitcoin in carrying out transactions and also considerably more stable. Being the sixth cryptocurrency ever designed, Dogecoin shares similarity in technology with Litecoin and Namecoin and it is well known to the traders that Litecoin’s Scrypt algorithm is completely different from Bitcoin’s SHA-256.

Advantages over Bitcoin:   

  1. Stability amidst Market Turmoil: The market price and overall market capitalization do not fluctuate as much as that of Bitcoin. By the end of February 2018, Bitcoin’s price plummeted significantly and went below the $10,000 mark. The incident affected the entire cryptocurrency market severely with a few exceptions. Dogecoin was among those exceptions as its algorithm does not depend on Bitcoin.
  2. Faster Transaction: Dogecoin takes lesser time than Bitcoin for block processing. As a result, the transaction speed is a lot faster in case of this cryptocurrency.
  3. Convenience: Apart from a faster transaction system, the transaction fee is significantly lower for Dogecoin. This broadens the range of investors and users who are about to get involved in the crypto-market.

Current Scenario and Speculation:

One Dogecoin is currently equivalent to approximately $0.003 and holds the 41st position on Coinmarketcap. Despite so much negative publicity, this currency has managed to become one of the most frequently used cryptocurrencies in the world. Keeping the volatility of the cryptocurrency market in mind, it can be inferred that Dogecoin has proved to be anything but a “joke” and with regular technical developments, it can become a valuable asset for cryptocurrency traders by the end of this year.

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Disclaimer: This article should not be taken as, and is not intended to provide, investment advice. Global Coin Report and/or its affiliates, employees, writers, and subcontractors are cryptocurrency investors and from time to time may or may not have holdings in some of the coins or tokens they cover. Please conduct your own thorough research before investing in any cryptocurrency and read our full disclaimer.

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How is the Crypto Market Changing?

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It has been around a month and a half since the start of 2019, and there are already some pretty obvious changes in the way the crypto market operates, especially when compared to the last year. Early 2018 was almost a complete opposite. The previous year started with cryptocurrencies at their strongest, only to see them crashing down after a few weeks. Back then, the ICO model was still quite strong, and so was the hype surrounding the crypto space. New investors kept entering the space, and new startups emerged with their tokens ready to be sold.

As the year progressed, things started to change. The prices continued to drop, the ICO model went down from around $1.4 billion in raised funds at the beginning of the year to only $100 million in the last month.

The ICO model lost investors’ trust, as many of the projects turned out to be either too weak to survive after the crypto winter struck, or scams which tricked investors out of their money and disappeared. Not to mention that the increase in ICOs popularity attracted the regulators who cracked down on them pretty hard, especially in the US.

With all of that happening, it is of a small surprise that the investors started giving up on ICOs, especially with the constant drops in prices which saw even the largest coins…

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Understanding the Uses of Different Types Of Cryptocurrencies

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Cryptocurrencies – a term which has become incredibly prominent in the mainstream media during recent years due to the proliferation of Bitcoin millionaires. As a result, the new form of currency has earned an almost infamous status. However, as with any major step forward, there is still much confusion regarding the use of cryptocurrencies, what different types of innovative electronic cash exist and what they might mean for the future.

We’re putting all of this to rest as we explain what each of the leading cryptocurrencies can do.

Bitcoin

The most popular form of cryptocurrency, Bitcoin was first thought up in 2008 by the elusive and still unknown creator, Satoshi Nakamoto, who published the whitepaper online.

It took almost a decade for the cryptocurrency to reach its peak, but in December 2017 a single Bitcoin roughly exchanged for the price of $17,000, meaning anyone who held a substantial amount of the electronic cash became significantly wealthy.

In its early years, the cryptocurrency was strictly used as an alternative for cash transactions, and predominantly for trading goods and services. However as it has increased in popularity, its range of uses has also widened, now deployed for a variety of purposes including acting as collateral for investments at merchant banks, a direct debit for subscriptions services and most notably for sports betting.

Ripple

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New DoJ Ruling May Cripple Gambling dApps

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A new decision made by the US Justice Department has expanded restrictions regarding online gambling in the US affecting gambling dApps. While the Federal Wire Act of 1961 prohibited online gambling regarding sports since 2011, the new decision expanded on this, and it now includes all forms of internet gambling. Unfortunately for many, this now also includes cryptocurrencies.

The new decision came due to considerable difficulties when it comes to guaranteeing that only interstate betting will take place and that payments will not be routed via different states.

The new announcement was explained in a 23-page-long opinion issued by the Department of Justice’s legal team, which pointed out that the 2011 decision misinterpreted the law. According to that decision, transferring funds was to be considered a violation, but data transfers were not included. By exploiting this oversight, it was possible for gamblers to turn to internet gambling. Unsurprisingly, many have realized this early on, including startups, as well as large, established firms. This, of course, also included cryptocurrency companies as well.

The new decision changes what is allowed online

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